Author Archives: jakisling

Capitalocene and Revolution

Two things are clear.  We are facing rapidly accelerating deterioration of environmental conditions, and current approaches to making changes on the scale necessary to prevent these things from spiraling out of control are stunningly ineffective. It is time for nothing … Continue reading

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Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and our Environment

Yesterday I wrote about the message from the Friends World Committee for Consultation’s  efforts to promote sustainability action in the global Quaker community.  Following is my response, which included the Minutes related to our environment that have been approved by … Continue reading

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FWCC Sustainability Project

The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) is an organization to facilitate connections among Quakers worldwide. This morning I received the following message from Susanna Mattingly, the Sustainability Communications Officer for FWCC.  She references the information on the Quakers and … Continue reading

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What I Have Learned About Racism

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I am speaking from my personal experience.  I do not claim to be an expert on this issue, but I have been blessed with a number of experiences related to this recently. …

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MLK Day and Race Today

On this Martin Luther King, Jr, Day, I’m happy I can share part of the eloquent post Mat Davis just wrote about the successful resolution to issues he has been struggling with recently.   I was fortunate to meet Mat at … Continue reading

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King, Ali, the Kheprw Institute Taught Me

Yesterday I discussed some reflections as Martin Luther King Day approaches.  I can’t help but be saddened as I remember the moral integrity and leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr, Muhammad Ali, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and all … Continue reading

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

As Martin Luther King day approaches, I wanted to re-read the letter he wrote from Birmingham Jail.  The civil rights struggles of the 1960’s had a large impact on me. I was a student at Scattergood Friends School at the … Continue reading

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